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James Bond, Mission: Impossible and The Best of the Rest - covering spy movies from 1935 to the present - uncovering unique elements, interconnections and how real world events impact what goes into spy movies and lots more.

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Sep 19, 2023

Mark Cerulli is a writer, producer, and director who helped create the “Making Of” series giving us the behind the scenes look at GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL.

Mark tells us how the series was made, behind the scenes stories, his interactions with Sean Connery, and much more.

Mark also discusses his documentary...

Sep 12, 2023

GOLDFINGER - Oddjob Character Spotlight: Today we dig deeply into the character of Oddjob  in GOLDFINGER - superbly and memorably played by Harold Sakata!

GOLDFINGER set the standard for the James Bond formula. Oddjob is a character that must be placed in our Character Spotlight, as Harold Sakata’s portrayal of...

Aug 1, 2023

With "Quarrel Played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO", we are kicking off our new series where we look at character profiles of supporting roles in spy movies. We'll look at the actor, the role, and how this character enhances and enriches the movie.

So, how does Quarrel's role develop throughout DR. NO? How did John...

May 23, 2023

What are the best Bond pre-title sequences in your mind?  Well, today Mike Reyes of joins us to share his thoughts on this.

In 2020, Mike wrote a column called the 11 Most Memorable James Bond Pre-Titles Openings (link in our episode notes on  So, what are his thoughts 2...

Apr 18, 2023

In this episode, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!, we answer some intriguing questions from this 14 ½ minute sequence.

Is this a great pre-title sequence? What is Bond doing in a Swiss bank? When is Cigar more than a cigar? How was that bomb detonated? Was the Millennium Dome even open when they...